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  Built to Last: Passive House. June 11, New York City This one day event will demonstrate how Passive House can help you make a New York that is built to last. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policy to reduce city-wide carbon emissions 80% by 2050 in his plan One City: Built to Last, has set the [read more »]

Below are comments made to the PHIUS review committee by Barry Stephens of Zehnder America.  Reprinted here with permission. ——————————————————————————————————————————— In reviewing the Climate Specific Passive Building Standards, I encounter some glaring deficiencies. Although there is a lack of detail in the draft with regards to H/ERVs and ventilation, it can be determined that there [read more »]


Programme of international event available online – registration now open (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 19 December 2014) “Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House Standard enables every building owner to benefit from the energy revolution, with Certified Passive House Components ensuring cost-effectiveness. This basic concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passive House Conference, [read more »]

As the popularity of Passive House grows, more public agencies are acknowledging its utility and significance in their planning for a low-carbon future, and are officially incorporating Passive House references and terminology into there regulatory and administrative texts.   Some instances are dramatic mandates, such as building code requirements in Brussels Belgium; others are incentives, such as [read more »]

NYCEEC partners with BuildForward Capital and Urban Artisan to enable first Passive House condominium project in Manhattan.   NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —   “The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), a leading provider of clean energy and energy efficiency financing solutions, is providing a green mortgage to a new Passive House [read more »]


Energy efficient construction standard now applied throughout the world (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 9 December 2014) “Darmstadt, Germany. Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House Standard. This autumn the number of square metres that have been certified internationally based on the highly efficient standard reached one million. The symbolic [read more »]


The 2015 North American Passive House Conference & Expo will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 1st and 2nd (Press release, NAPHN, Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 06, 2014)   The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is pleased to announce that the 2015 NAPHN Conference & Expo (NAPHN15) will take place October 1st [read more »]


Unprecedented number of Passive House buildings will be open to public in New York City region November 7 – 9, hosted by New York Passive House Press Release October 31, 2014 International Passive House Days is an annual global event that provides a unique opportunity for participants to experience the Passive House building standard, the leading [read more »]


This is a guest blog post by Bronwyn Barry, a CPHD, Passive House California Board Member, and Co-President of the North American Passive House Network. October 3, 2014 This past weekend saw a lively debate on Twitter between Martin Holladay, myself and a few other Tweeps over what amounts to a few inches of insulation. [read more »]


PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Passive House standard central to New York City Mayor’s plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. New York Passive House endorses Mayor’s initiative to scale-up low-energy construction.   New York City October 01, 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plan to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from [read more »]